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Opening of Chainsaw Man which leads Downloads in Japan

Japanese service Oricon reported that the theme song was “KICK BACK”, illustrated by Kenshi Yonezuhe got first place in the “Digital Downloads Weekly Ranking (Singles)” with 63,372 cumulative downloads. Additionally, the song took first place in the “Weekly Stream Ranking“, more than 10 million cumulative views across streaming services, specifically reaching 12,522,930 views as of October 19.

It should be noted that this song serves as the opening theme for the Anime adaptation of the Manga written and performed by Tatsuki Fujimoto, chainsaw manwhich is currently on air.

The series has been broadcast since October 11 in Japan and has been confirmed with a total of twelve episodes, and the platform Crunchyroll handles its distribution in the West. On the other hand, Fujimoto started publishing the manga chainsaw man in the magazine Weekly Shōnen jump from the publisher Shueisha in December 2018, completing the first part in December 2020. The second part of the work was moved to the digital service Shōnen Jump Pluswhere it has been published since July 2022.

Production team

  • Ryu Nakayama (Black Clover, Jujutsu Kaisen) is in charge of directing the anime at the studios MAP.
  • Hiroshi Seko (Ajin, attack on titan last season) is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
  • Kazutaka Sugiyama (Mushoku Tensei: Reincarnation without a Job) is in charge of character design and animation direction.
  • Kensuke Ushio (DEVILMAN crybaby, Liz and the Blue Bird, Silent Voice) is responsible for the composition of the soundtrack.

Summary for Chain Saw Man

The story takes place in a world where Demons threaten the peace of the people, making them targets for elimination. Denji is a depressed young man who sold some of his organs and works as a lumberjack and devil hunter to pay his late father’s debts. Denji (who is also a demon) has a dog named Pochita, who has chainsaws and uses them to do his work.

This is explained by the fact that humans can make contracts with demons. After returning home from a job, Denji is tasked by Yakuza to infiltrate a building and kill another demon. However, the plan to kill him turned out to be a trap as part of the Yakuza’s deal with the devil, which gained them more power. But Pochita comes to Denji’s aid and bails him out.

font: Oricon news

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